Prevail is, I believe, a brand that's exclusive to Duane Reade. All the names are New York-y. This one is Hit the Pavement, but there are other cutesy ones like Central Park Sparkle, Diamond District, etc. I guess I like this. I dunno. A few years ago I tried some grays and was kind of meh about them. They don't wow me, generally. This one is nice for the blue and silver shimmer it has, though. I've had it on for a few days, and although I have AMPLE TIME ON MY HANDS I haven't removed it yet. So maybe I'm subconsciously more fond of it than I think I am. The formula was fine. I used three coats to guard against any bald spots (the brush was a little stiff). The dry time was normal.
There is a Duane Reade across the street from my school, so I've been eyeing the Prevail polishes when I go get my lunch. I would definitely buy more of them. I think they're good quality and there are some fun shades. I am growing very fond of that drug store very quickly.
In life news, I had my fellowship recipient and departmental orientation yesterday. I was nervous about it all day because meeting new people is not really my forte. I usually end up saying something stupid or nothing at all because I'm pretty shy. But I said a minimum of stupid things and I wore my favorite origami-print dress from Anthropologie.
Unfortunately the only photo I have of me in that dress is this one, which features my plate of half-eaten Mexican food, abandoned in favor of texting Ben (photo taken by my mom right after he and I met):
God, that picture is so The Essence of Me. My hair doesn't know what it's doing, I'm wearing green nail polish (Sinful Colors Olympia, by the by), and I have my brown hair tie around my wrist and my phone glued to my hands. Anyway, I usually reserve this silk dress for special occasions. Exhibition openings. Symposium chairings. Mexican night.
I digress. I feel a little better after the orientation(s). I met a few people, and in the incoming class no one is in my field (this is a good thing). I even managed to snag a spot in a seminar that meets at The Met, so I'm pretty excited. I can't wait to start making a collage of all of my Met buttons. Yeah, it'll happen. I'm still lonely, but my friend from college is coming into the city with his boyfriend and I think we're all going to have lunch tomorrow. I haven't seen him in...three years. So that'll be nice.
Huh. I really rambled in this post. Okay, so answer me this: who is still into gray polish? Is it like an every-once-in-a-while kind of thing, or do you seek them out? Who has a favorite gray? (I don't) And, more importantly, who has read Fifty Shades of Grey? That book was like a car accident I couldn't look away from.